Every day, we throw away huge amounts of food.
Supermarkets get rid of food that’s about to go off, while restaurants and cafe don’t want to keep things that aren’t fresh.
Too Good to Go is an app that is trying to stop that – and Morrisons has just joined up so now you can get groceries.
The idea is that stores sign up to sell magic boxes for a reduced price. At the end of the day, they fill them with things that would otherwise be thrown away.
You pay through the app and get given a slot before closing time to go and pick it up.
The app has been around for a while with people using it to pick up leftover cakes, treats or whole restaurant meals at a reduced price.
But Morrisons is the first supermarket to trial it and the box costs just £3.09.
It’s only available in about 80 stores at the minute but hopefully, it will expand in the future.
There are only a few boxes available every day so you need to be quick.
The food is all close to expiry but you can freeze it, or cook something up and keep it for a few days more.
Fran Mae posted about her box on the Extreme Couponing and Bargains Facebook group.
She said: ‘Got my first magic bag this evening from Too Good To Go app. I’m so impressed. I thought I’d share. I know it has been before but I was always a little unsure what one might contain and if it was worth the trip to get it.
‘Mine is from Morrisons cost me £3.59 and when I arrived it was already bagged to go the 2 Salmon fillets best before date was today but everything else is at least the 11th or later.
Her box contained: two salmon fillets, four limes, a pint of milk, a loaf of bread, seven bread rolls (varying types), a pecan plait, four chocolate éclairs, a bag of mixed veg, a salad share box, a ball of mozzarella and a pot of pasta sauce
At normal price, the contents would have cost around £15 so it was quite a saving.
Susan Dransfield has got the magic box twice. Her first box had a box filled with carrots, apples, bananas, a melon, blueberries, a cauliflower, turnip, coffee, muffins, strawberries, cakes and some monster munch.
Her second contained more carrots, parsnips and turnips, pork pies, honey roast ham, potato and egg salad, strawberries, grapes, eggs, a Quorn pasty, Sharon fruit and some salad.
You can download the app from the app store and set up an account and then search to see if the Morrisons near you is involved in the deal.
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